Lawmakers: FTC must ensure tech companies uphold children online privacy

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WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Three U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday urged the Federal Trade Commision to ensure know-how companies like Facebook, Alphabet’s YouTube and TikTok adjust to coverage modifications aimed defending younger individuals online.

The letter from Senator Ed Markey and Representatives Kathy Castor and Lori Trahan cited latest commitments by the companies amid rising concern by lawmakers about younger individuals online. The FTC, mentioned the letter seen by Reuters has an “obligation to ensure that powerful technology platforms comply with their public statements and policies on children’s and teen’s privacy.”

Reporting by David Shepardson

A 3D printed Youtube and Tik Tok logo are seen near smartphone with displayed Tik Tok logo in this illustration taken, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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A 3D printed Youtube and Tik Tok logo are seen near smartphone with displayed Tik Tok logo in this illustration taken, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration